Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Mob Stereo
Saturday, July 3rd, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
These guys originally hail from California but are currently living in Brooklyn, NY. This must account for their sunny & sweet yet dark & dirty Blondie thru a buzzssaw sound! Mob Stereo brings it with lilting girl vocals and really rough rock guitars. Think the Supremes meets Drunks with Guns, or Shop Assistants meets Live Skull. You get the picture! They have a 7" out on dollarrecord.com, with a new album coming out soon. See them live Friday July 9th at Siberia and also on July 15th at Pianos.


With Listener DJ Mark Allen
Saturday, July 3rd, 2004, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Jack Dishel (of Stipplicon and The Moldy Peaches), Velapene Screen, + Jack & Bruno
Friday, July 2nd, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on
40 Ozs. and a Turntable with the Cosmic Cowboy
Jack Dishel (of Stipplicon and The Moldy Peaches) will be coming by the WFMU studio to hang out with The Cosmic Cowboy at 11:00 PM. Jack will play some solo acoustic songs, then his organelectronic friend Velapene Screen will perform, and finally the live debut of Jack & Bruno, the demented Gaysian Hip Hop duo. In between there should be some record spinnin', schmack talkin', and cowboy shavin'.


Mad Mats and Freddie Kreuger of Raw Fusion Records
Friday, July 2nd, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange's adds his two cents and then some by hosting some of the funkiest cats outta Stockholm, Sweden: Mad Mats and Freddie Kreuger (aka Red Astaire.) Mats runs Raw Fusion records, a great hip hop/latin/broken beat/you name it label. Freddie Kreuger records for Gamm, a sub label of Raw Fusion, did that amazing D'Angelo Remix 'Follow Me', and other quality things. Also joining them is longtime NYC head Nat Rahav who will be dropping some underground world flavas.


"Interview with Lucy Komisar about Saddam's Money Network"
Thursday, July 1st, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #463 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series.


Gary Panter and Josh White
Thursday, July 1st, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Artists Gary Panter and Josh White will be discussing their upcoming light shows, comics, psychedelic music and more.


Tim Brooks, author of "Lost Sounds"
Tuesday, June 29th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program with MAC and Mike the Barber
On Thomas Edison's Attic:

In his new book "Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890 - 1919", author Tim Brooks examines the first three decades of sound recording in the United States, charting the roles that black artists played before the Jazz Age. Brooks visits WFMU to play some records and talk about the book.


The Demands
Tuesday, June 29th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Tune in for the sultry soul-punk sounds of the Demands, a local combo that has been filling dance floors both near and far for the last couple years. The band is in the midst of working on its debut album, which will be out on Get Hip Records later this year.


Sylvain Sylvain
Monday, June 28th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Sylvain Sylvain of The New York Dolls checks in to discuss their recent reunion concert in London and their future plans.


Author Richard Ford
Monday, June 28th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian

DJ Akenataa
Sunday, June 27th, 2004, 7pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Guest DJ Akenataa hikes down from upstate NY with a backpack full of African and international Roots and Pop CDs. Akenataa is the Summer host of "The World Service" on WVKN in Pougheepsie, NY.


The Terminal Lovers
Saturday, June 26th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Terminal Lovers lineup reads like a who's who of Cleveland rock: frontman Dave Cintron has played with Cobra Verde and the band also includes guitarist Chris Smith (ex-Integrity, currently in Keelhaul) and drummer Scott Pickering (from tons o' Clevo bands, most notably Prisonshake and My Dad is Dead.) So without any other description, we can tell you they rock! Hear them live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic, and then go see them that night at Arlene Grocery.


The 5678's
Thursday, June 24th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The real stars of Kill Bill drop by for some crazy rock & roll live in the studio!


"5th Column Part 3: The Subversion of Operation Green Quest"
Thursday, June 24th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #462 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Joanna Newsom
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Joanna Newsom accompanies herself on harp while singing original songs that she describes as "folk-informed." Growing up in a musical family, Newsom was influenced as much by Terry Riley and traditional Senegalese harp music as by Donovan. Her new album, "The Milk-Eyed Mender," is on Drag City Records. She is currently on tour with Devendra Banhart and will perform live on Irwin's program at 2 PM.


Mary Lou Lord and Stephen Brodsky
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Mary Lou Lord has covered it all, from Boston busker to major-label songstress. She strums her way into the WFMU studio on the strength of her new album, "Baby Blue," her first new full-length studio album in six years and her second collaboration with Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond. Stephen Brodsky is best known as leader of Boston's alt-metal heroes Cave In. He's also carving out a neat solo career of wonderfully weird pop stuff, which will be the focus of this performance.


The Moving in Stereo D.J.s
Monday, June 21st, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
The Moving in Stereo D.J. tag team (Cat, Fannypack & Ilirjana, Vice Magazine Australia) will be stopping by Choking on Cufflinks to wreck havoc, cause riots, eat ices, and frighten little children and Williamsburg residents. Expect aural attrocities, autistic anglophilia and ausculating alcoholism.


Genya Ravan
Monday, June 21st, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Rock singer and producer Genya Ravan joins Jonesey for a conversation regarding her life and career. Ravan formed Goldie & The Gingerbreads who become the first all female band signed to a major label. She later formed Ten Wheel Drive and then went on to a solo career. Ravan also worked in various other capacities in the music business including as a producer. Her credits include "Sonic Reducer" by The Dead Boys.


Thomas Frank, founding editor of The Baffler
Monday, June 21st, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Ken Smith joins Dorian for another edition of "Duck Hunting with Dick," the Speakeasy's political hour. This week's guest is Thomas Frank, founding editor of The Baffler and author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?"


Vetiver
Monday, June 21st, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Firmly rooted in folksy Americana, Vetiver rises from the musical musings of main songwriter Andy Cabie, aided on a debut album by violinist Jim Gaylord and cellist Alissa Anderson, along with the most wonderful Devendra Banhart and Hope Sandoval on a couple of tracks. Pitchfork Media's Amanda Petrusich says "Vetiver could very well be the blurry soundtrack to a delirious fever dream: The band's self-titled debut is a dizzyingly euphoric tangle of freaked-out folk and scratchy strings, all twisted sheets and sweaty brows, upside-down trees and wicked flowers." They drop by the WFMU studios, possibly with Banhart, for a live set before their evening show at The Bowery Ballroom.


Knife Skills
Saturday, June 19th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Knife Skills hail from Brooklyn New York but play the kind of dissonant smart rock you might expect from DC! This gal-led trio features ex and current members of bands like the Hissyfits, Thoroughbred, Panthers, and Turing Machine! Knife Skills plays rock that calls to mind Slant 6, Erase Errata, and even Sleater-Kinney! Hear them live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic, and then go to their show that night at Sin-e.


Ed Shepp's Anticlimactifizzled Return!
Friday, June 18th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

Ed Shepp helps Pseu limp into the summer skedj with her new pop genre program. Ed will make a case for X-tina, extended cable television packages, and his new CD "Radio Friendly." Pseu will stop trying to explain the concept of her show and actually put it into practice.


Ty
Friday, June 18th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio rolls out the tattered red carpet for Ty. Ty is a UK MC who's 2nd album just dropped on Ninja Tune's hip hop sub label, Big Dada, to critical acclaim. He's joined by two veterans of the UK hip hop underground, DJ Bizness (who worked with London Posse) and Barry King on the decks. Real to Reel hip hop flava this friday 3-6pm w/ $mall ¢hange...


David fills in for Doug with special guest Elijah Wald
Friday, June 18th, 2004, 9am - Noon
on
Inner Ear Detour with David
Filling in for Doug Schulkind, David will be featuring a blues special ranging from vaudeville songstresses to psychedelic guitar freaks. Along the way he will chat with Elijah Wald, author of the recently published "Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues." Wald's book is a spirited polemic arguing that it's time for blues scholars and fans to get over their romantic illusions and finally get a grip on history.


Genesis P. Orridge and Miss Jackie
Thursday, June 17th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Genesis P. Orridge and Miss Jackie come down to the WFMU studios for a visit and chat with Fabio. They will be discussing their Breyer P-Orridge project, the recent Throbbing Gristle reunion show in London, Upcoming Psychic TV shows, Thee Majesty, new CD releases, book releases, and other current projects.


One Ring Zero
Thursday, June 17th, 2004, 2am - 6am
on
Jeffrey Cobb's show
Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp are celebrating the release of their new One Ring Zero CD "As Smart As We Are", a collection of songs featuring lyrics by a slew of contemporary authors, including Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggars, and Paul Auster. Michael and Joshua will be bringing along their extraordinary instruments, their record collections, and their pals Rick Moody (The Ice Storm, The Black Veil) and Olivier Conan (Bebe Eiffel, Las Rubias Del Norte) to play live in the studio.


The 100th Anniversary of Bloomsday
Wednesday, June 16th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Join Kenny G for three hours of Joyce-inspired madness as he celebrates the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday on Wednesday afternoon, June 16th from 3-6. It'll be a 3-hour Traktor-induced megamix, with everybody from Molly Bloom to the entire cast of Friends, warped, stretched beyond imagination. Self-indulgent radio at its worst. Guaranteed.


mc chris
Tuesday, June 15th, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on Orphan program

Former Jersey City resident mc chris (aka mc pee-pants) makes a trip up from the ATL to the WFMU studios to chat about rappin', geekdom, and life on Williams Street. He'll also be playing heavily edited cuts from his self-released albums of sick rhymes and ill beats that have given a new voice to white suburban nerds all across the country. Be sure to check out mc chris's regluar appearences on Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Sea Lab 2021 on Cartoon Network as well as his website at www.mcchris.com.


George Usher and Edward Rogers
Tuesday, June 15th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Power pop legend George Usher returns to WFMU. George of course is the composer of "Not the Trembling Kind", the title cut of Laura Cantrell's acclaimed debut. He's been a member of Beat Rodeo, the Schramms, and the Bongos in addition to churning out his own great albums, inlcuding 2003's "Fire Garden." His latest project is co-writing and producing a new record by his protege, pop impresario Edward Rogers, entitled "Sunday Fables."


Broadcasters Joe Franklin & Max Kinkel
Monday, June 14th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Broadcast legend Joe Franklin joins Jonesey to discuss his departure from his long running Memory Lane on WOR Radio. ALSO, disc-jockey Max Kinkel will be on hand to discuss his life & times in radio. Max Kinkel is the former overnight man at WCBS-FM and K-ROCK.


Devotchka!
Monday, June 14th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Equal parts Gypsy, Spaghetti-Western, Americana, and Klezmer enthusiasts, Devotchka! will have you up on your feet dancing before too long. Mainly based in Denver, they're on their third album release called "Una Volta." Devotchka! came through town recently and taped a live set for us at WFMU. Hear it at 4 PM.


The Apes
Sunday, June 13th, 2004, 5pm - 8pm
on
Moonshine Heather with Eva
This mighty rock band from Washington, D.C. make their debut on WFMU and celebrate the release of their new "Tapestry Mastery" EP. Loud, raw, heavy and guitar-free, these guys and gal are true originals (okay, there's some obvious Gong influence) foisting their organ-fueled psychedelic sludge on all who will listen. Apes live shows are known for their quality and, er, extremity so expect a treat. 6 p.m.


Sara Jaffe of Erase Errata
Saturday, June 12th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Sara Jaffe, late of Erase Errata, stops by the Cherry Blossom Clinic to play solo. She creates beautiful songs about desire, sadness, the sea, and the city that call to mind the folk brilliance of Devendra Banhart and Sandy Denny. These songs are engaging, melancholy and thoughtful, and sometimes disquieting. Don't miss this compelling session.


Baby Gramps
Saturday, June 12th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell
Baby Gramps drops by to play a few songs on Laura Cantrell's Radio Thrift Shop, from 2-3pm. Baby Gramps is an amazing amalgamation of Mississippi John Hurt, Charlie Patton, Captain Beefheart, the Tuvan Throat Singers, and Popeye. He plays beautifully "betwixt the cracks in the piano" a la Ornette Coleman, he can scat the blues three notes at once, and has invented his own guitar technique he calls "scribbling." Gramps does amazing tricks with timing, timbre, tempo, and pitch and he even speaks and sings in palindromes.


Jolie Holland
Saturday, June 12th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Jolie Holland has garnered a lot of attention with her unique blend of old-timey, blues, and jazz. Her first CD, "Catalpa", made a lot of best-of-2003 lists, and her second, "Escondida", is just out. She will be in the studio at 8am this morning, playing live and chatting.


"Flying the Friendly Skies" + "War Emblem"
Thursday, June 10th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts 459 and 460 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Embroidery artist Jenny Hart
Tuesday, June 8th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Kelly Jones Show Starring Bronwyn Carlton
Join us as we say good-bye to Kelly Jones, with special guest embroidery artist Jenny Hart! Jenny has a show of her work right now at Big Cat Gallery (28 E. 2nd St., NYC), and she'll be giving Kelly some advice for Sublime Stitching to keep her busy on her summer vacation.


Muck & the Mires
Tuesday, June 8th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
There's no mucking about with these Boston garage rockers led by Evan Shore, whom you may remember from such excellent combos as the Voodoo Dolls and the Nines.


Gary U.S. Bonds
Monday, June 7th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Gary U.S. Bonds joins Jonesey for a conversation about his life and times in rock & roll.


Author Susan Jacoby
Monday, June 7th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Author Susan Jacoby on the ever-vanishing secular tradition in our society, as documented in her book, "Freethinkers."


Miguel Frasconi and Ricardo Arias
Sunday, June 6th, 2004, 10pm - Midnight
on
Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker
Tune in on June 6th where the WFMU live room will be filled with all sorts and sizes of glass and balloons, the "instruments" of choice for improvisers/artists Miguel Frasconi and Ricardo Arias, respectively. The two join together in a duo performance today in conjunction with Sculpture Center's Treble exhibition which explores the presence and influence of sound in contemporary art. Anthony Huberman (Sculpture Center) joins Bethany and the duo for a discussion about objects and sound. Catch the visually stunning side of Frasconi and Arias' performance when joined by Keiko Uneishi on electronics at Sculpture Center on Saturday, June 12.


Robin fills in for Rob Weisberg this evening
Sunday, June 6th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Robin Edgerton's show

The Konks
Saturday, June 5th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Hailing from Boston, The Konks feature Kurt Davis (former front man for Bullet LaVolta who also played with Mission of Burma drummer Peter Prescott in Kustomized!) These guys play over the top sick garage ponk! The Konks have been crowned Boston's best garage band in the Underground Garage Battle of the Bands! Check out their NY area shows too -- They'll be playing Friday June 4th at Siberia with Andy G & the Rollerkings, the Stags, and the Sleazies and then on June 5 at the Hook with Real Kids, Some Action, & Shop Fronts.


TWO BANDS: The Real Losers and The Catholic Boys
Tuesday, June 1st, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Real Losers are the real deal, from Leeds, UK. These losers play a winning selection of classic punk rock updated for the 21st century. The Catholic Boys religiously stick to no formula. These bratwurst brats from Milwaukee cover all the bases, from trashy punk, to punky trash. No priests were molested during this recording session.


Delbert McClinton
Monday, May 31st, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Delbert McClinton and members of his band join Jonesey for conversation and an in studio performance.


Photographer Philip Jones-Griffiths
Monday, May 31st, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Photographer Philip Jones-Griffiths, whose book "Vietnam Inc." was instrumental in showing the American public what was going on during that war, talks about his new series of prints and book "Agent Orange."


"Three's a Crowd: Terrorism In the Triple Border Area"
Thursday, May 27th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #457 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Thursday, May 27th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Steve Krinsky's show

The Bo-Keys
Wednesday, May 26th, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on Dan Mackta's show

Incendiary instrumental soul-funk groove straight outta Memphis. Bandleader Scott Bomar (late of Memphis inland surf-garage greats Impala) has assembled a killer outfit here, featuring original Sun and Stax Records rhythm men (including Willie Hall who you might remember from the Blues Brothers.) The Bo-Keys are supporting their new Yellow Dog Records release, The Royal Sessions (which was recorded at Willie Mitchell's legendary studio.)


Karen Mantler with Gary Valente
Wednesday, May 26th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Karen Mantler returns to perform live on Irwin's program on Wednesday, May 26 from 2-3 pm. The New York vocalist and keyboardist has done a lot since recording four albums paying tribute to the life -- and grieving over the death -- of her beloved cat Arnold. Mantler has embarked on numerous tours of Europe and the US, performing her own songs as well as the music of Robert Wyatt, Nino Rota, and others. She has recently toured with the Peter Blegvad Band and recorded and toured with the Carla Bley Big Band. Joining her in the WFMU studios will be trombonist Gary Valente. This appearance will not promote a local gig, it IS the gig -- Mantler's one NYC performance of the year.


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Wednesday, May 26th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Marc Grobman's show

Lola Cashman, author of "Inside the Zoo with U2"
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Kelly Jones Show Starring Bronwyn Carlton
Program Director Brian tricks the Lady Talk Girls Again! Kelly and Bronwyn will be interviewing special guest Lola Cashman, author of the new book "Inside the Zoo with U2." Ms. Cashman is the very same stylist who advised The Edge to wear a hat! Boy, do we have some questions for her! We have a feeling this is going to be a real classic, so tune in and eavesdrop on the whole conversation.


The Chesterfield Kings
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The garage rock revival never would have happened without these early Stones worshipping legends from Rochester NY. But they are not living in the past as last year's album, The Mindbending Sounds of the Chesterfield Kings, included all originals of amazing psych rock and landed them on the Sopranos. The Kings stop by to give us the lowdown on how, after 25 years, they are better than ever, and what it took to get Jorma Kaukonen to plug in and rock again!


Invert
Monday, May 24th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

This unique NYC-based string quartet gets their name from the fact that they invert the usual classical standard and use two cellos in their configuration instead of two violins. The result is a darker sound, which they use to their advantage in their modernist compositions. Invert's latest on the Capstone label is called "Between the Seconds" and includes unusual renditions of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" and the ever familiar theme from "Psycho."


The Psychic Ills
Monday, May 24th, 2004, Midnight - 3am
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
A new Brooklyn-via-Texas psych pop band who have been gigging extensively the last few months, and have already put out one great 7" on their own label. They like noise. Think the Spacemen 3 & the Jesus & Mary Chain.


gal (aka Bernhard Gal)
Sunday, May 23rd, 2004, 10pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Berlin-based composer/sound artist/musicologist Bernhard Gal presents a live studio construction of his latest work "Hinaus:: In den, Wald" which is best described as an aural translation of the idiosyncratic writings and drawings of "outsider artist" Adolf Woelfli. Gal recommends listening in darkness, the way it was originally presented as an installation. The lights come back on as he and Bethany discuss this work and others, including "Rock's Role: (After Ryoanji)," a group sound installation on display through 6/26 at Art in General.


Simon Wickham-Smith
Sunday, May 23rd, 2004, 3am - 6am
on
Airborne Event
Tune in when the renowned underground musical and spiritual adventurer Simon Wickham-Smith visits the WFMU studios to record some of his tunes and talk with Dan B., who's hoping he's lucky enough to get an astrological reading.


"Compendium on Nazi & Fascist Connections to 9/11"
Thursday, May 20th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #456 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


George Monbiot
Wednesday, May 19th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Dave Mandl will be interviewing the radical writer, activist, and Guardian columnist George Monbiot. George's latest book, "Manifesto for a New World Order," has just been published by The New Press. World of Echo airs from 8-11 p.m. The interview will air at around 9.


Sexton Ming
Wednesday, May 19th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

A rare US appearance by Sexton Ming, underground poet/artist and self-proclaimed Godfather of British outsider music. Ming has been pursuing and performing "uncouth" songcraft for over 25 years, and has recorded several albums with Billy Childish. Sexton recently launched his own label, RIM Records, to promote himself and other artists who haven't got a hope in hell. His new CD collection is entitled "Crumb Girl." Ming will perform on Irwin's program from 1-2 pm accompanied by his wife, Ella Guru, on melodica. Sexton will also toss recordings by other artists into the mix. Because of near-universal indifference to his existence, Sexton claims that after fulfilling a few US gigs on this transatlantic visit, he will never perform live again.


The Return of Dr. Colby
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Kelly Jones Show Starring Bronwyn Carlton
Tune in on May 18th at 6 PM for Hoity Toity Tuesday featuring the Return of Dr. Colby who will do a dramatic reading of Sarah A. Ferrell's brilliant piece, "When a Poodle Invites You to Tea." Then hang on as Kelly and Bronwyn review the Amato Opera production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lamamoor." Opera! Teaparties! Poodles! Dr. Colby! It just doesn't get any hoity-toitier than that. Make yourself a nice little cucumber sandwich with the crusts cut off, and use the good china!


The Bigger Lovers
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Philadelphia's preeminent purveyors of power pop return to WFMU with a tasty new batch of tunes from their new album, "This Affair Never Happened."


Chris Stamey
Monday, May 17th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Former lead singer of The dB's, Chris Stamey will join Jonesey live in the studio for conversation and song. Stamey's band will be on hand for a live musical performance.


The Autumdivers
Monday, May 17th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Formed by Rochester legend Gregory Paul, The Autumdivers present dreamy, mesmerizing pop without the self-consciousness of the shoegazer style of music. The music's deceptively simple, a perfect travelling soundtrack to a lazy day. Their new self-titled album, Autumdivers, is out on the OnlineRock label, and they stop by the studio in advance of a show at CBGB on the 22nd of May.


Luis Dias
Sunday, May 16th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
This iconoclastic Dominican bachata/roots-rocker was an "Alt.Latin" forerunner back in the seventies and eighties, and he continues to create unique and unusual blends of traditional and electric music -- in firm opposition to the musical trends in his home country. He's also a a scholar of traditional and rural music of the Dominican Republic. Dias is in town for a May 22nd concert at Symphony Space in conjunction with the release of Smithsonian Folkways' "Quisqueya en el Hudson" compilation CD.


Burning Spear
Sunday, May 16th, 2004, 9am - Noon
on
Reggae Schoolroom with Jeff Sarge
Three hours of music and a live in-studio chat with Reggae legend Burning Spear.


Thalia Zedek
Saturday, May 15th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
WFMU is honored to present Thalia (pronouced TAL-leah) Zedek. Thalia is one of the most important artists in underground rock from her seminal punk band Dangerous Birds to the dark electro-acoustics of UZI to the downtown NY noise of LIVE SKULL, and the blues-Velvets rock of COME. David Michael Curry on viola (Come, Will Oldham) Daniel Coughlin on drums (Come, Braindance) join her on this WFMU session bringing beautiful, moving, and emotional songs calling to mind Patti Smith and John Cale. And check out Thalia that night at the Mercury Lounge in NYC and Southpaw in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 16th.


The Roughstars
Friday, May 14th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange takes a break from the decks and hosts a live band, the Roughstars. Drawing from influences from Liquid Liquid to Fishbone to Jay Dee to drum n' bass, they have a unique sound and definitely one to watch. They'll be doing a live set and talking mad schlitz.


New York Burlesque Festival preview
Friday, May 14th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Monica's show

Bump and grind with Monica this Friday, May 14 from 2-3 PM as she salutes this weekend's 2nd Annual New York Burlesque Festival -- three days of Glitter & Glamour in Gotham. Burlesque Fest organizer Angie Pontani will be swinging by with guests Kitten on the Keys, Torchy Taboo, and the Wet Spots, who'll all be performing live in the flesh for your lust-ening pleasure. Author Michelle Williams (a.k.a, Vivienne Va-Voom) will also be on hand to discuss her new book, Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind.


The Shop Fronts
Thursday, May 13th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The Shop Fronts do their punk rock thing live in the studio. Featuring ex-members of Zodiac Killers, F-Hole, Tie Reds and the Primate 5.


"Compendium on the Muslim Brotherhood"
Thursday, May 13th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #455 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The last episode of "Friends", rebroadcast Kenny G style
Wednesday, May 12th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Did you miss the last episode of Friends on Thursday night? Fear not, dear listener, because Kenny G will be rebroadcasting the show in its entirety on Anal Magic, this coming Wednesday afternoon, May 12th from 3-6. We know you liked it so much, that we've decided to stretch this one-hour show out to a full three hours, so that even the most diehard Friends fans will get their fill. Don't miss this the replay of this historic event, as Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross and Gunther appear, only on WFMU, up close and personal, twisted beyond recognition, as you've never heard them before!


Jeremy Wallace
Wednesday, May 12th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Gravel-voiced country blues picker Jeremy Wallace plays live on Irwin's show, Wednesday, May 12, at 1 pm. The backwoods stylist with a drunk-by-noon sound recently released his second CD, "She Used to Call Me Honey." The album features a guest vocal by Wallace's mentor, the late growling blues bear, Dave Van Ronk. Wallace first appeared live on Irwin's show around 1988, and this is his fourth visit to the WFMU airwaves.


Eric Burdon
Monday, May 10th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The lead singer of both the Animals and War, Eric Burdon joins Jonesey live in the studios for an hour of conversation regarding his life and times as well as selected recordings from his new album "My Secret Life".


Yoel Ben-Simhon
Sunday, May 9th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A young composer/bandleader/oud player born in Israel of Moroccan heritage, Ben Simhon now leads the Sultana Ensemble in New York. Sultana Ensemble bridges Arabic and Mediterranean music, with elements of flamenco and jazz as well as other influences in the mix. The group will celebrate the release of its new CD at Satalla on May 13.

Ben-Simhon is also a music scholar, researching the relationship between Jewish and Arabic music in the Middle East and North Africa.


Mother's Day show
Saturday, May 8th, 2004, 9am - 10am
on
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
The sheer number of gospel songs about Mother rival those about Jesus. In honor of Mother's Day, Sinner's Crossroads will feature an entire show of vintage gospel songs praising, yearning for and crying over Mother. 17 Mother songs in all. Please tune in. You will be blessed.


The Great Fredini
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. welcomes Coney Island's Sword Swallower, Human Blockhead, Magician, and Outside Talker -- they're all contained within the tall frame of Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, whose been a fixture at Sideshows by the Seashore for more than a decade. Fred will discuss his life as a Coney Island Sideshow attraction and give us a taste of his latest venture, This or That! Like strip poker without the cards, This or That! brings adult entertainment to stage and screen as contestants answer trivia questions, stuff marshmallows in their mouths, take off their clothes, become encased in giant balloons, or try to name that smell. Bootylicious co-host Julie Atlas Muz (who'll also join Fred in the studio) calls the shots as contestants vie for cash, prizes, or the chance to be spanked. The fun and humiliation climax when the "winning" contestant chooses one of two curtains: "This" or "That", out of which emerges either a classic burlesque hottie or an act that stinks so bad it's brilliant! This or That! will stage a special matinee as part of the 2004 New York Burlesque Festival but you can catch a sneak preview on Aerial View Friday, May 7th!


The Play DJs
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange host's the Play DJs -- Don Vu, Pete Sung and Jay Lee; Longtime local NYC house-heads and party rockers. Jay also runs Modal Records, putting out some tight production from folks like Brennen Green and Lindbaek & Lindstrom.


The Yams
Thursday, May 6th, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Dave the Spazz and his musical partners in crime will tear it up all garage and punk rock-like live in the studio.


"The Mooning of America's Teens" and "Verges For the Defense"
Thursday, May 6th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts 452 and 453 of Dave Emory's "For the Record" series



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